Alec Baldwin (huh) on a newspaper in New Hampshire that ran a pretty foul piece of satire it has since removed from its website. It's reminiscent of Fox News' "1/2 Hour Comedy Hour" which was absolutely terrible. found on the rabbit blog
Apologies to The Daily Show for swiping the title of this post.
I'm very excited to see that Everyblock launched today. It's local news aggregated from a number of sources like Yelp, Craigslist, Flickr, and even data from the local city government. Here's an interview with Adrian Holovaty at Poynter.
Also: score another point for a Django powered site.
The other day I posted about how I wanted a ffffound.com for quotes. Finn in the comments pointed out trsly.com which is pretty much what I was talking about, although I feel a little self-conscious that my quotes are a bit unlike others. (I think insane web comments and racist bigoted news articles on CNN are notable.)
You have to admit, this comment is very likely the comment of the year.
Joel Johnson went on The Hugh Thompson (who?) Show and talked about AT&T's recent announcement to start filtering/monitoring Internet traffic. The thing is, The Hugh Thompson show is sponsored by AT&T, which is probably why the clip ends with a booming voice saying "HOLD PLEASE" and taping is stopped.
I really wish there was a ffffound.com for sentences. I guess that's called a weblog. Anyway, here are two that I wanted to note this weekend:
Wikipedia's Martin Luther King Day page on South Carolina's May 2000 adoption of MLK day as a state holiday: "Prior to this, employees could choose between celebrating Martin Luther King Day or one of three confederate holidays."
From Mark Pilgrim's book "Dive into Python" on the subject of private functions: "Acknowledge that this is interesting, but promise to never, ever do it in real code."
In case you were ever considering learning Python, I cannot recommend Mark's book enough.